Thursday, August 18, 2022

Review: I can’t get enough of FromSoftware’s ‘Elden Ring’

After almost 20 hours of playtime, I can safely say that “Elden Ring” lives up to the cult-like response it’s receiving. A couple of days...

Opinion: How will the Cardinals fare now that baseball is back?

Baseball is back! After a 99-day lockout - twice the length of National Football League superstar Tom Brady’s retirement - the Major League Baseball...

Everybody has opinions, and I want to hear yours

I can go on about the self-improvement and section variety, but if there’s one reason you should join the Journal staff, it’s the sense...

Fighting games are the ultimate genre of competitive esports

Fighting games emphasize players’ individuality. Everything starts and stops with you and the character you take into the ring. The world of competitive esports has...
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Biden’s proposal to increase police funding isn’t right for St. Louis

When choosing between militarization and investing in the city’s future, the answer is obvious: prioritize human investment. During President Joe Biden’s State of the Union...

If Nintendo isn’t obligated to preserve games, we’ll do it ourselves

As I read Nintendo’s FAQ page about the 3DS and Wii U eShop closing, I accepted the hard truth I always knew, but never...

Review: ‘Texas Chainsaw Massacre’ fails as ‘requel’ cash-grab

Some horror films, with their stylish and superior creative direction, can make murderous violence cinematically tasteful. That’s not the case here. “Texas Chainsaw Massacre” (2022),...

Nothing fundamentally changed in Biden’s first year

Americans aren’t keen on “nothing fundamentally changing” at this time, and the polls reflect that. Following the fever-dream Trump presidency and Jan. 6 insurrection, Joseph...

‘Sneakerella’ isn’t what Black people want in media

Even with the purest intentions, using a predominantly Black cast to sell sneaker culture plays into Black stereotypes. It’s finally Black History Month, a...

Review: ‘Murderville’ chooses quality over quantity for decent laughs

It had some quality jokes that made me uncontrollably laugh out loud, but it takes more than star power and randomness to solidify a...

Review: ‘Smiling Friends’ is equal parts gruesome and wholesome

This is easily one of the best seasons of television I’ve seen in years, even though it’s barely over an hour. We’re only two months...

Like them or not, NFTs are here to stay

Whichever side you’re on, the hype and resentment of NFTs are resulting in them reaching a critical mass of mainstream appeal. NFTs are officially taking...

Pokemon Legends should coexist with mainline Pokemon RPGs

Now that we know Pokemon Legends works, the next game could incorporate mainline features like abilities and breeding, plus accessibility options. As Game Freak revisits...

Why everyone is talking about Bruno?

For a song about not talking about Bruno, we have noticed a lot of people talking about him. Disney’s “Encanto” released theatrically on Nov. 24,...

The ‘good guy with a gun’ narrative doesn’t prevent violence

After the most recent shooting at Oxford High School, I looked at numerous anecdotes and research which highlights the pitfalls of the “good guy...

There’s a lot to anticipate in 2022, so here’s what I’m looking forward to

Here are a few things happening in 2022 that I am excited about. Like we all said after 2020, 2021 was quite the year. With...